Tom Lieber received an MFA from the University of Illinois in 1974 and shortly there
after relocated to San Francisco. In 1975 Lieber was a recipient of the National
Endowment for the Arts artists’ grant and in 1982 was selected for the Emerging
American Artists’ Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

In 1983 Lieber began making large-scale monotypes with Garner Tullis at Experimental Press. Since the mid-1980s, Tom Lieber's work has been shown and celebrated internationally; it comprises such permanent collections as the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; and the Tate Gallery in London. In the 2000 Lieber moved to Kauai, HI and has continued painting works largely influenced by the environment of Hawaii. Lieber now divides his time between Los Angeles and Kauai.

Lieber made monotypes with master printer Phil Sanders in San Francisco at Trillium
Graphics in the early 2000’s. The process they used allowed him to work quickly and at a large scale, just as he would with painting.